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Conceptual difference between Linux and (Free)BSD Kernel

(I've already noticed that this question was asked before but I think it has not been answered in a way I'd like to understand the topic.) What are the conceptual and structural differences between a ...
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How to create MBR partition /dev/ nodes FreeBSD for mounting

I currently have FreeBSD version FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. Installed using a ZFS root. I'm attempting to mount a MBR partitioned drive but I can't get the partition nodes, /dev/ada4p1, etc. The partitions ...
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How to add a read only group permission to a folder that already has a default group, and have it inherited for all newly created files & folders?

In Windows this is easy. I never fully figured out Linux permissions, I have a directory such as this: /Photos The current ACL permissions are as follows: owner: root - full access group: photos ...
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FreeBSD and StrongSwan routing issue

Good day, gentlemen. I have recently faced a problem when a device connected to the FreeBSD server via StrongSwan can't route outside its subnet. Let me explain in details: FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, ...
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grep print relative file path when doing a recursive search

I'm trying to find out which version of hibernate the project depends on (this is orthogonal to my question). We have a parent project with several sub projects, and I know this is defined in one or ...
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Fix partition alignment in FreeBSD

I'm working on a FreeBSD 8.x (pfSense 2.1) system and post-install, realised that the partition is misaligned to the disk (starts at sector offset 63). GParted doesn't recognise UFS so that is out. ...
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Linux LXC vs FreeBSD jail

Are there any notable differences between LXC (Linux containers) and FreeBSD's jails in terms of security, stability & performance? On first look, both approaches look very similar.
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FreeBSD missing PCIIDS

I was trying FreeBSD in VirtualBox and so when I was compiling the VirtualBox guest additions (through ports), I got an error. PCIIDS could not be found on any of the FreeBSD servers, and so, my ...
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add newlines in .cshrc command output

I'm trying to set up a "dynamic" motd for users when they log in on FreeBSD 10. I've got it set up so that it uses .cshrc and has a few commands to output some info. However one of those prints as a ...
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ulimit vs. limit on FreeBSD 8.3

I had the same issue with the error as this and this question (both of which I read and understood), the message being: $ ulimit -n 20000 ulimit: bad limit: Operation not permitted I encountered ...
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Boot loop after upgrade from FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE to 8.3 using freebsd-update

I upgraded my 7.3 FreeBSD box using the following instructions from the FreeBSD website: 2.2 Upgrading Using “FreeBSD Update” The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of i386 ...
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Passing data from kernel space to user space in FreeBSD [closed]

I need some information regarding write requests from all applications on FreeBSD. I put a function inside the file system write call ffs_write() which collects the information into an array of ...
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Screen size in FreeBSD in VirtualBox

I am installing FreeBSD 10.0 on VirtualBox, and I can't figure out how to change the size of my screan, in the virtualbox? The freebsd in the virtualbox treats my screen like it's 1/4th the size of ...
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FreeBSD 10 does not boot after clean install

Latest FREEBSD 10 does not boot after clean installation. Installed using this image: FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img Used Guided Partitioning, where I selected my only hard drive, chose ...
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Building Snapwm on FreeBSD (Problem of gcc and clang)?

According to FreeBSD, from version 10 they use Clang/LLVM instead of gcc. on the surface of it all things should perform as been before even better. but I have faced this reality more than I want to. ...
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Why am I still getting pkg deprecation warnings?

I'm still getting warnings about the old pkg tools being deprecated and saying I should switch to pkgng, despite the fact that I followed the directions to switch weeks ago. I did the pkg2ng thing, ...
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[solved]Package manager in FreeBSD 10

I was trying to install a package using pkg add, but I got the reply that package manager not installed To install that I used: tar -C /tmp -zvxf pkg-1.2.1_1.txz and then: ...
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How to make a custom FreeBSD distribution [closed]

I have been struggling for several hours on how to find a coherient guide on how to create your own BSD distribution based off of FreeBSD. I have looked at the GitHub repositories for pfsense, but I ...
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byobu-config not working

I installed Byobu 5.73 (latest port available) on "FreeBSD seer.fclar.unesp.br 9.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p6 #0: Wed Aug 21 20:40:52 UTC 2013" without a problem. However, when I try to run ...
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FreeBSD's net/ntp port is forbidden due to CVE-2013-5211, with no support upstream

FreeBSD port net/ntp was marked forbidden because it is vulnerable to traffic spoofing and amplification attacks, as documented in CVE-2013-5211. However, there's been no support from the upstream ...
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“no such user” but user is in passwd file

Looking at the files in /etc/: /etc/group:lbutler:*:1005: /etc/master.passwd:lbutler:$6$s..../:1005:1005::0:0:L Butler:/home/lbutler:/bin/bash /etc/passwd:lbutler:*:1005:1005:L ...
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Cyrus create mail box gives error permissions denied

On freebsd91 64 bit i installed exim as mta and cyrus as imap server. I use saslpasswd2 root cyradmin -user root localhost localhost> cm INBOX.Sent It gives permissions denied error. In my ...
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how install freebsd in minimum size?

I want to install a FreeBSD just to use squid cache server on it. i want to know how can i make this installation to its minimum size? i installed the boot-only ISO file on virtual box, but it took ...
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FreeBSD : Persistent naming for NICs

Is there anything equivalent to Debians udev rules on FreeBSD? I was hoping to set the name on devices according to the devices attributes such as PCI bus/MAC etc. However, FreeBSD only seems to ...
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How do I upgrade TCL on FreeBSD?

I updated the PORTS tree and run portmaster -a, but came to a screeching halt at: ===>>> The lang/tcl-modules port has been deleted: Modules are now part of the base Tcl distributions ...
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Why is root in wheel and operator? Can root being in a group ever make a difference?

I just noticed on my FreeBSD machine that root is in wheel and operator. I'm trying to think of a situation where UID 0 being in a group would have any effect on... well... anything, and I'm coming up ...
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Installing XBMC and X server on FreeBSD

I couldn't find how to install X server and XBMC on FreeNAS. So without any opinion if it's good or not, what are the steps to do it?
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How to get portage to emerge in a FreeBSD Jail?

I am running FreeNAS 9.2.1.2 which allows you to install a Gentoo jail with a one click install that creates a jail on the Free BSD system. I then tried to run emerge -avuDN world and ran into some ...
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How do you set a vlan priority on a nic in freeBSD?

This question could arguably be posted on both networking.stackexchange and unix.stackexchange. I'll start here. I have a freeBSD (pfsense 2.1) server running as a router on google fiber. In order ...
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Location of Xorg headers on FreeBSD 10

I'm running FreeBSD 10 and I'd like to build dwm. I've installed Xorg using pkg install. Where are the headers located? Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I first looked in /usr/X11R6 ... not there. ...
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How to see the output produced by make install in freebsd

When in freebsd you install any software using cd /usr/ports/mysql56-server make install It produces a lot of output on the screen. How you can read that output latter in a file. I tried cd ...
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pkg2ng throwing tons of errors about unknown keywords

So... the pkg_* tools are deprecated, EOL scheduled for September 2014. Time to convert to pkgng. They have provided the pkg2ng tool provided for that. But when I run it, it throws tons of error ...
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Change OS Name from email send by exim

OS: FREEBSD 9 OS ROLE: SERVER MAIL SERVER: EXIM When I send mail from my freebsd server to gmail. and when i click on show original. I shows my os name too along with mta name. as in first line of ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
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Trap: can't su as root, can't change group to wheel, ssh as root prohibited

Is this a trap? I made these steps in FreeBSD 10: 1) ssh as root prohibited 2) logged as user 3) su as root 4) as root chsh changed name of user "user" to "luser" 5) exit from ...
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SpellCheck in FreeBSD

In FreeBSD; the SpellCheck doesn't work for me. For example I installed midori from the ports. In dependencies it installed enchantand enchant had the option for some dictionary (i.e. Hspell, Aspell ...
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How to Use Domainkeys and DKIM both with exim on freebsd server machine

I have setup exim mta on freebsd. I have also setup DKIM on this machine and my mails are properly signed. I want to know how to setup Domainkeys along with DKIM on exim so that my mails are signedf ...
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Fan Controll for bsd

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fan_Speed_Control is there such a thing like that for freebsd?
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Expanding the disk size on pfsense under VMWare ESXi

I've been testing pfsense on ESXi for a while. And now I'm almost running out of space. Currently it holds around 30GB and I would like to expand it to 150GB as I'm planning on installing squid for ...
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netstat command doesnt work anymore on the new dedicated server

I was using the following command on my previous dedicated server with the same version of the FreeBSD installation: # uname -a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 ...
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Status of 5GHz support for 802.11 WiFi devs in BSD (2014)

To put it simply, 2.4GHz band doesn't work anymore due to the plethora of various Wi-Fi and other devices, whereas 5GHz is still almost entirely empty. Do any of the BSDs -- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, ...
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Analyse the performance of an rsync command from FreeNAS to a USB drive

I infrequently run a task where I rsync my photos (~30 directories with 10-100 files in each) from my FreeNAS machine to an external USB hard drive (500GB WD) as a redundant backup. I execute the ...
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What's the sudo equivalent for FreeBSD?

In pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution you use sudo or su, What's the right choice for FreeBSD 10 ?
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Command to Download Source Files in FreeBSD

In most Linux distros there is a command sometimes the same one used to install or build (compile) packages with extra switch; which just download the source files instead of building or installing ...
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FreeBSD on RPi doesn't see TP-Link wifi dongle

I've installed FreeBSD 10 on a Raspberry Pi via Crochet. I'm trying to get it to work with a TP-Link TL-WN727N v3 USB wifi adapter, which should be supported and seems to work for others (though ...
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Install a package and all its dependencies without a confirmation prompt with FreeBSD pkg

Is there a way to automatically install packages and their dependencies, like with apt-get -y in Debian, without being prompted each and every time? Installing Webmin, NGiNX and nano in 1 step, all ...
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Configure multiple interfaces with different hostnames using DHCP and DNS

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with two interfaces connected (eth0, eth1) to the network. Our network is set up so that a FreeBSD based DHCP server hands out leases and registers the ...
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Can I rely on binary packages (pkg) in FreeBSD

Since last October binary packages have been available for FreeBSD (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-pkg/2013-October/000107.html). Before that, they had some trouble, preventing binary ...
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Change FreeBSD's fetch with aria2 or axel

FreeBSD uses FETCH command in order to download source codes or binary packages it needs to compile or install. If you are on slow connection like café or shared band this process become painful. ...
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What is the kernel syntax when booting from ZFS?

I'm trying to write a grub.cfg completely from scratch that will boot one of several FreeBSD systems off of a single ZFS pool named tank with a set of root file systems named root1, root2, root3. ...